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Publication numberUS3082869 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 26, 1963
Filing dateJun 12, 1958
Priority dateJun 12, 1958
Publication numberUS 3082869 A, US 3082869A, US-A-3082869, US3082869 A, US3082869A
InventorsBau Robert Gordon
Original AssigneeBau Robert Gordon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cosmetic stick
US 3082869 A
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March 26, 1963 R. G. BAU

cosMETIc STICK CONTAINER 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed June 12. 1958 ROBE/P7' GORDON 8A U,

INVENTOR.

March 26, 1963 R. G. BAU

cosMETIc STICK CONTAINER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 )Ygly Filed June 12, 1958 ja lll ROBERT GORDON BAU,

INVENTOR.

A T TORNEK 3,082,869 Patented Mar. 26, 1963 3,082,869 COSMETIC STCK Robert Gordon Bau, 3791 Eureka Drive, Studio City, Calif. Filed .inne 12, 1958, Ser. No. 741,635 11 Claims. (Cl. 20656) This invention relates to a cosmetic stick container, and more particularly to a lipstick container in which the lipstick can be easily and readily removed and/or replaced.

It is an object of this invention to facilitate insertion and removal of a lipstick rell from a container which is adapted to eject the lipstick outwardly of the container for use, and to withdraw the lipstick into the container for storage.

It is another object of this invention to releasably fasten the lipstick within the container in such manner that the lipstick will accompany a reciprocated mechanism within the container and is thereby readily ejectable for use and withdrawn for storage.

t is a further object of this invention to quickly and easily unfasten the lipstick from the mechanism within the container for instant and easy removal of the lipstick for replacement thereof, if such replacement is desired, or for storage thereof in a separate container if it is desired to substitute a lipstick of another color in the container.

Yet another object of this invention is to provide means of the character described, for separating the lipstick from the container, which is readily manually operated without the necessity of handling the lipstick with the users hands, such handling being heretofore necessary with the resultant smearing of lipstick on the fingers of the users hand and marring or deforming the lipstick while so handling.

This invention provides an improved lipstick container which is easily and readily operated to fasten or separate the lipstick from the container which is economical to manufacture and is capable of mass production.

Another object of the invention is to store a replacement lipstick in its casing and is particular to release it from its casing into its container for use, under the control of the operator but without the necessity of touching or handling the lipstick. This object is accomplished by providing the reiill with a suction seat in its casing which is provided with a bleed hole whereby the operator can prevent the replacement unit from falling out, when the cover is removed by placing the finger on the bleed hole, the replacement unit being permitted to drop when desired, for example when it is in alignment with the utility container, by opening or removing the linger from the bleed hole.

These and other objects of this invention will be more apparent from the following detailed description, drawing and appended claims.

ln the drawings:

FIG. l is a vertical cross-sectional view of the lipstick container designed and constructed in accordance with this invention, with parts shown in elevation;

FIG. 2 is a vertical cross-sectional view, as taken substantially along a line 2--2 of FIG. l;

FIG. 3 is a vertical cross-sectional view, similar to FIG. 2, showing a plunger means thereof in another position;

FIG. 4 is a reduced vertical cross-sectional View illustrating the transfer of a lipstick refill from a storage container to the lipstick container;

FIG. 5 is a vertical cross-sectional view, with parts shown in elevation, illustrating the lipstick reiill storage container in greater detail;

FIG. 6 is a fragmentary vertical cross-sectional view, illustrating another embodiment of a lipstick container designed and constructed in accordance with this invention;

FIG. 7 is a vertical cross-sectional view illustrating a third embodiment of this invention;

FIG. 8 is an exploded perspective view, in elevation, showing parts thereof in greater detail;

FIG. 9 is a vertical cross-sectional view, illustrating the embodiment of FIG. 7 in a condition wherein a plunger means thereof has unseated or separated the lipstick refill from the fastening means of the container;

FIG. 10 is a vertical cross-sectional view illustrating a fourth embodiment of this invention; and

FIG. ll is a perspective view, in elevation, showing the fastening means thereof and in greater detail.

Referring to the drawings, and particularly to FIGS. 1-3, there is shown, by way of illustration, a lipstick container, generally designated by the numeral 10, having a substantially cylindrical casing 11, adapted to receive therein a lipstick, generally designated by the numeral 12, for axial reciprocal movement therein, a slide means 13 within the casing 11 for supporting the lipstick reiill 12 within the casing 11, and cam means 14 rotatably mounted on the casing 11 for imparting an axial movement to the slide means 13.

The casing 11 includes an upper portion 16 of tubular construction having an open top 17 for receiving the lipstick relill 12, and a longitudinal slot 18 communicating with the open top, and an enlarged lower portion 19 which forms a handle. The enlarged portion 19 is stepped to form an upper annular shoulder 21 and a lower annular shoulder 22 which is slightly greater in diameter than the shoulder 21. A bottom wall 23 of the handle portion 19 is preferably concave in conguration to facilitate insertion of a finger, for a purpose which will be hereinafter described, and includes a centrally located aperture 24.

The slide means 13 is cup shaped in coniiguration, and comprises an annular wall 26 whose outer diameter forms a sliding iit with the inner diameter of the upper portion 16 of the casing 11, a bottom wall 27, and an outwardly extending radial projection or cam follower 28 which extends through the slot 18 and into a spiral slot 29 of the cam means 14, for engagement therewith. The projection 2S is lifted, within the slot l18, by the lower Surface 31 of the slot 29 when the cam means 14 is rotated in one direction and lowered, within the slot 18, by the upper edge 32 of the slot 29 when the cam means is rotated in an opposite direction. A lower edge 33 of the cam means 14 rests on the shoulder 21 of the enlarged portion 19, the cam means being retained, between the shoulder 21 and an outwardly directed bead 34 adjacent the open top 17 of the casing 11, by an outer sleeve 36 which is telescoped over the cam means 14. The sleeve 36 is telescoped over the cam means 14 and has a lower edge 37 resting on the shoulder 21 and an upper edge 38 curved inwardly to engage the upper surface of the bead 34 of the casing portion 16.

The cam means 14 is preferably formed of a spring material whereby the cam tends to expand before the sleeve 36 is telescoped thereon thereby effecting a tight iit of the cam means within the sleeve 36 after the sleeve 36 has been telescoped over the cam means and casing. By this construction, rotation of the sleeve 36 causes the cam means 14 to rotate therewith, and when the handle 19 is held by another hand, during such rotation, the projection 28 is caused to rise or lower within the slot 18, depending on the direction of rotation.

To enclose the open top 17 of the container 10, a cap member 39` is preferably provided having a cylindrical wall 40, a closed top 41 and an lopen bottom 42. The cap is adapted to be slidingly disposed over the sleeve 36 and have a snug fit with the outer surface 43 of the casing 11,

between the shoulders 21 and 22, to retain the cap on the container, with its bottom edge 44 in abutment with the shoulder 22.

As will now be more apparent from the preceding description, the cam means 14 is rotatably disposed on the upper portion 16y of the casing 11 and is provided with a spiral slot 29 to engage the projection 2S of the slide means 13, which extends through the longitudinal slot 1S of the casing, whereby rotation of the cam means relative to the casing 11 causes the projection 28 to travel in a linear direction within the slot 18 thus imparting an axial movement to the slide means 13.

In order to fasten the lipstick rell 12 to the slide means 13 whereby the lipstick may be lowered to a position shown in FIG. 2 where the lipstick is protected within the casing during-storage, and elevated outwardly of the casing 11 through the open top 17 for use in applying the lipstick to the lips of the user, a fastening means 46 is mounted in the slide means 13 to fasten the lipstick 12 to the slide means 13. The fastening means comprises a cylindrical permanent magnet 47, such as an Alnico magnet, which is pressfitted in the upper portion of the annular wall 26, and has an upper at surface 48 substantially ush with the upper edge 49 of the wall 26. The fastening means 46 magnetically holds a bottom transverse wall 51 of a cupshaped base 52 of the lipstick refill 12. For this purpose, the base 52 is preferably of a ferrous composition for magnetic attraction to the magnet 47, While it is preferable to form the casing 11, slide means 13, cam means 14, and sleeve 36 of non-ferrous material, such as brass or the like, whereby only the cup-shaped member S2 is attracted by the magnet 47.

In order to detach or separate the base S2 from the magnet 47- of the fastening means 46, if it is desired to remove the lipstick 12 for replacement or storage, a plunger means 53 is provided in the slide means 13.

The plunger means 53 is adapted to reside within the slide means 13 and travel therewith as the slide means is moved axially by the cam means 14. The plunger means 53, as illustrated, is generally of a cylindrical configuration, or is optionally of a non-circular configuration, and includes a reduced upper portion 54 which extends through an axial bore 56 of the magnet -47 and is substantially ush with the upper surface 48 thereof. The plunger means 53 further includes an enlarged portion or iingerpiece 57 extending outwardly of the slide means 13 as through an axial opening 58 aligned with the bore 56. An annular shoulder S9' is provided intermediate of the plunger portions 54 and 57 and adapted to reside in the slide means 13, the shoulder 59 being larger than the opening 58 thereby forming a stop to limit outward extension of the plunger means. A coil spring 61 is interposed between the magnet 47 and the annular shoulder 59 and has one end thereof bearing against the magnet 47 and its opposite end' bearing against the shoulder S9 to bias the plunger means 53 into an inactive position wherein the outermost end Iof the reduced portion S4 is flush with the upper surface of the magnet 47, as illustrated in FIG. 2. The finger piece 57 is slightly smaller in diameter thanthe opening 24 of the concave bottom wall 23 whereby the finger piece 57 is extensible through the ope-ning and accessible for actuation by a users finger when the slide means 13 is in its lowermost position as seen in the drawings.

In order to unseat or separate the base 52 from the magnet 47, the user need. only press inwardly, or upwardly as viewed in the drawings, to bias the plunger means 53 and the reduced end 54 against the base 52 to a postion outside of the magnetic field of the magnet 47, as viewed in FIG. 3.

As previously mentioned, the component parts of the container are preferably of non-ferrous material, in order that only the ferrous base 52 is attracted to the magnet 47 For this purpose, the spring 61' is preferably formed of a tempered brass material, or other non-ferrous material,

while the plunger means S3 may be machined, cast, molded, or otherwise formed, of plastics, or the like.

When the base 52 is released or separated from the magnet: 47, the lipstick refill 12 may be removed from the casing 11 by inverting the lipstick container to permit the lipstick reiill to slide outwardly of the casing.

After the lipstick refill 12 has been removed, if it is desired to replace it with a new lipstick refill, the lipstick holder 10 is returned to an upright position with its open end 17 facing upwardly, and another lipstick stick like 12 may be dropped into the casing base first.

In accordance with the objects of this invention, the lipstick refill 12 need not be handled by human hands to remove the refill from the container 10 or to replace the reiill with another one. For this purpose, as best seen in FIGS. 4 and 5, a storage container 62 comprising a hollow cylindrical body 63, having a closed end 64 and an open end 66, is provided in which a chamber 67 is adapted to receive and store the refill 12.

The chamber 67 is appreciably larger in diameter than the outer diameter 68 of the refill 12, thus forming an annular space between the cosmetic body of the refill 12 and the inner surface of the chamber l67, thereby avoiding contact between the body 65 and the inner Wall which would result in an undesired marring of the outer surface of the body. The chamber 67 communicates with a counter bore 69 having an inner diameter substantially equal to the outer diameter of the base 52 of the rell 12, and a depth substantially equal to the length of the annular wall S0 thereof. The counter bore 69 or socket and the chamber 67 forms a shoulder 71 on which the edge of the open end of the cup-shaped base 52 rests. As best seen in FIG. 5, the annular shoulder is very narrow, in practice it has been found that a step of .004 inch is suficient to limit the inward movement of the lipstick refill 12, thereby preventing Contact of the end 72 of the lipstick cosmetic with the inner surface 73` of the end wall 64 of the body 63, and provide ample clearance, or annular space, between the surface of the body 65 and the inner surface of the chamber 67 to prevent contact therewith.

Axial movement of the lipstick refill 12 within the body 63 is preferably prevented. For this purpose, a second counter bore 714 is provided in the body 63, communicating between the counter bore 69 and the open end 66. A closure member for the container 62 includes an enlarged head 76 and a depending annular skirt 75 disposed in the counter bore 74, the skirt preferably having a snug frictional iit therewith. The skirt 7S is of such length and thickness whereby its bottom edge 77 overlies the transverse wall 51 of the base 52 to sandwich the base between the bottom edge 77 and the shoulder 71. The outer periphery of the enlarged head 76 is preferably serrated as indicated at 78 to facilitate gripping thereof.

The `diameter of the counter bore 74 is preferably equal to or slightly greater than the outer diameter of the sleeve 36 of the lipstick container 10 whereby, when it is desired to insert the lipstick relill 12 within the container 10, the closure 70 may :be removed from the storage container 62, and the open end of the tool container 101 may be litted in telescopic relation in the open end of storage container 62 as shown in FIG. 4, the open end of the lipstick container 10 being inserted into the counter bore 74 with the edge 38 of the sleeve 36 resting on the shoulder 79 formed by the counter bores 69 `'and 74. The thus telescoped containers may then be inverted, as viewed in FIG. 4, to permit the refill 12 to slide downwardly, by gravity, and into the casing 11, whereby the base 52 of the cartridge 12 will come into contact with the upper surface 48 of the magnet 47 and adhere thereto by the magnetic force of the magnet. -By this means, if it is desired to store a lipstick 12 While another lipstick like 12 is being used, to provide a different color, for example, the empty storage container 62 may be telescoped with the upright container 1t), as viewed in FIG. 4, and then inverted, whereby the storage container 62 is below the tool container 10, whereupon inward pressure of the plunger means 53 to separate the base 52 of the cartridge 12 from the magnet 47 will cause the lipstick refill V12 to drop out of the container 10 and into the storage container 62. In this way, the refill 12 may be transferred from either one of the containers 10 and 62 to the other container, without touching the refill, the act of transferring it into the tool container 10 serving to automatically operatively associate the refill with its drive in the casing 10.

Referring to FIG. 6, another embodiment of this invention is illustrated, wherein like parts are referred to by like numbers.

in the instant embodiment, a container 10 is shown as having a plunger means 80 which does not travel axially with the slide means 13 thereof but instead is stationary within the casin-g 11' thereof until actuated to separate the refill 12 from the magnet -47 of the slide means 13. The slide means :13' is moved axially by cam means 14, similarly to the first embodiment.

The plunger means 80, in this embodiment, comprises an elongated shank S1 and an enlarged head `82. The head 82 is lbiased in a lowermost position by a spirng 83, within the handle portion 19 of the casing 11', and against the bottom wall 23 thereof. An enlarged opening 84 is provided in the bottom 23 to permit manual contact by the user to actuate the plunger 80. The shank 81 is extensible through the axial bore 56 of the magnet 47 and an aligned opening 58 of the bottom transverse wall 27 of the slide means, when the slide means is in its lowermost position, as illustrated.

In order that the shank v81 is axially supported while the slide means 13 is in an upper position, as deter-mined by actuation of the cam means 14, a cup-shaped bearing 86 is press fit or otherwise secured in the casing 11. The bearing 85 includes a transverse wall 87 provided with an axial opening 88, substantially aligned with the bore 56 and opening S8', whereby the shank 81 is held erect by the bearing 86 for extension through the bore 56 and opening 58 when the slide means 13' is lowered to the position shown in FIG. 6. If it is desired to release the base 52 of the refill 12 from the magnet 47, the user presses inwardly, or upwardly as viewed in this gure, on the enlarged head 82 of the plunger 80 to cause the upper end S9 of the shank 811 into a position indicated by the broken lines S9 to lift the base 52 out of the magnetic field of the magnet 47, freeing the cartridge to be slid outwardly of the casing 11 as described in the previous embodiment. As previously mentioned in connection with the description of the previous embodiment, all parts, other than the base 52 of the refill cartridge 12, are prefer-ably of non-ferrous composition, and the base 12 is of a ferrous material whereby magnetic attraction by the magnet 47 is restricted to the base 52.

The refill 12 forms a suction fit in its `container 62. When container 62 is inverted from the position shown in FIG. with its open end lowermost and cap 67 removed, refill 12 will not fall out if the finger of the operator is placed over bleed hole 64 to close it. After the other container' 10 is 'fitted to container 62 as shown in FIG. 4, the finger may be removed from bleed hole 64 to admit air and permit the refill 12 to drop into casing 10.

Referring to FIGS. 7 9, a further embodiment of this invention is illustrated, wherein like parts are referred to by like numbers. The container in this instant embodiment, is provided with a modified slide means 13" which includes fastening means 90 0f a mechanical, rather than magnetic, nature.

The slide means 13 comprises an inverted cup-shaped member 91 having an annular wall 92 and an upper transverse wall 93 having an axial opening 94 therethrough. An outwardly extending radial projection or cam follower 96 is provided on the outer surface of the annular wall 92 for actuation by cam means 14, similarly to the previously described embodiments. A cup-shaped member 97 is secured within an open end 98 of the cup member 91, by a Ipress .tit or other means, the cup-shaped member 97 including a bottom transverse wall 99, having a centrally located opening 10,1 aligned with the opening 94, and -a plurality of spring iin-gers 102 extending upwardly and through complementary slots 104 of the cup-shaped member 91. The spring lfingers 102 are provided with inwardly directed V-shaped ends 104 for engaging an annular groove 105 of a base 106 of a lipstick relill 107, to releasably fasten the base 106 to the slide means 13".

The base 106 is pushed in to engage fingers 102 in groove 105 when the slide 13 and fingers 102 are at or near the open end of y10". A similar action applies to the form in FIGS. 10 and 11.

To release the base 106 from the slide 13, a plunger means 108 is provided in the slide means 13 and is substantially similar to the plunger means 53 of the rst embodiment. The plunger means 108 includes a` finger piece 109, extending through the opening 101 of the cupshaped member 97 and outwardly therefrom. The finger piece 109 is extensible through the opening 24 of the concave bottom floor 23 of the `casing 11 for manual access when the slide is in its lowermost position, the casing -being identical in all respects to the casing of the first embodiment. The plunger 108 further includes a reduced upper portion 1,11 which is engageable with the transverse wall 1112 of the cup-shaped base 106, when the plunger 198 is pressed inwardly by the user against the bias of a coiled spring 113 `disposed between the transverse wall 93- of the cup-shaped member 91 and enlarged annular shoulder 114 of the plunger 108, to separate the base 196 from the slide means 131', as illustrated in FIG. 9.

In the embodiment illustrated in' FIGS. l0 and ll, a lipstick container I10 embodies a slide means 116 having an inverted cup-shaped configuration land an outwardly extending radial projection or cam follower 117 for engagement by the cam means 14 of the container. The slide means 116 of this instant embodiment, in-cludes a plurality of outwardly struck V-shaped fingers 118i, integral with the transverse wall 1119 thereof, to grippingly engage an annular groove 121 of a cup-shaped base 122 of a lipstick refill 123. The bottom transverse wall 124 of the ybase 122 is preferably inwardly dimpled as indicated at 126, whereby the upper `end 127 of a shank 128 of a plunger means 129, similar to the plunger means of the embodiment disclosed in FIG. 6, may extend through an axial opening 131 of the transverse wall 119 and slightly outwardly therefrom while the base 122 is gripped by the fingers `118. This rdimple 126 is desirable, inasmuch as the slide means 116 is preferably formed of relatively thin material, and therefore the transverse wall 119 does not in itself provide sufficient support against lateral movement.

The plunger means 129 is provided with a bearing 132, similar to the bearing member 86, of the embodiment of FIG. 6, for support of the shank 128 as through a central opening 133. A coil spring 134 is provided to bias the enlarged head 136 of the plunger 129 against the bottom wall 137. An opening 13d is provided in a bottom wall 137 of the casing 11" to provide access for manually pressing the plunger 129 inwardly when it is desired to separate the base 122 from the slide means 116 as described in previous embodiments.

While I have herein shown and described my invention in what I have conceived `to be the most practical and preferred embodiments, it is recognized that departures may be made therefrom, within the scope of my invention, which is not to be limited to the details disclosed herein but is to be accorded the full scope of the claims so as to embrace any and all equivalent devices.

I claim:

l. The combination of two cylindrical containers each having an open end, a refill, said ends fitting together and. providing a passage from one of said containers to the other larger than said rell, said reiill having a free sliding t in said'passage, one of said containers having a reciprocating drive, the other container being a storage container, and meansfor automatically coupling said retill to said drive when said drive when said refill freely dropsinto contact with said drive.

2. The combination according to claim l, said automatic means comprising cooperating magnetic members on said drive and on the base of said refill.

3. A cosmetic container comprising: a substantially cylindrical casing adapted to receive therein an elongate solid cosmetic having a metallic cup base of a ferrous composition at the lower end thereof; cam means rotatably disposed `on said casing; slide means in said casing and adapted for axial movement therein; the bottom of said cup resting on the upper face of said slide means; means operatively associated with said cam means and said Slide means for translating the rotary movement of said cam means into an axial movement of said slide means; and magnet means in said slide means for magnetically securing the bottom of said ferrous base to the face of said. slide means, wherein said casing includes a bottom wall having an opening; and plunger means carried by said slide ymeans having one end engageable with said base and another end extending outwardly therefrom, whereby said other end extends through said opening of said bottom wall when said slide means is in a lowermost position for selective and manual releasing of said base from said slide means.

4. A cosmetic container comprising: a substantially cylindrical casing adapted to receive therein an elongate solidv cosmetic having a metallic cup base of a ferrous composition at the lower end thereof; cam means rotatably disposed on said casing; slide means in said casing andV adapted for axial movement therein; the bottom of said cup resting on the upper face of said slide means; meansV operatively associated with 4said cam means and said slide means for translating the rotary movement of said cam means into an axial movement of said slide means; and magnet means in said slide means for magnetically securing the bottom of said ferrous base to the face of said slide means wherein said casing includes a bottom wail having an openingV and said slide means includes a passage therethrough; and spring-urged plunger means carried by said casi-nU and having an enlarged portion adjacent said opening in said bottom wall for selective manual engagement thereof, and a shank portion adapted to extend through said passage of said slide means for engagement with said base when said slide means is in a lowermost position for releasing said base from said slide means.

5. A lipstick container comprising: a substantially cylindrical casing adapted to receive therein an elongate solid cosmetic having a base of magnetic material; cam means rotatably disposed on said casing; slide means in said casing and adapted for axial movement therein; the bottom of said base fitting on the -upper face of said slide means; means operatively associated with said cam means and said slide means for translating the rotary movement of said cam means into an axial movement of said slide means; and magnet means on said face of said slide means for magnetically securing the bottom of said base to the face of said slide means, said casing including a bottom wall having an opening; and plunger means carried by said slide means having one end engageable with said base and another end extending outwardly therefrom, whereby said other end extends through said opening of said bottom wall when said slide means is in a lowermost position for selective and manual releasing of :said base from said slide means.

6. A lipstick container comprising: a substantially cylindrical casing adapted to receive therein an elongate solid cosmetic having a base of a ferrous composition at the lower end thereof; cam means rotatably disposed on said casing; slide means in said casing and adapted for axial. movement therein; the bottom. of said cupresting on the upper face of said slide means; means operatively associated.l with said cam means and said slide means for translating the rotary movement of said cam means into an axial movement of said `slide means; and magnet means on said slide means for magnetically securing the bottom ofV said' ferrous base to the face of said slide means wherein, said casing includes a bottom wall having an openingand said magnet means includesa passage therethrough; and spring-urged plunger means having a portion adjacent said opening in said bottom wall for selective manual engagement thereof, and a shank portion adapted to extend through said passage of said magnet means for engagement with said base when said slide means is in a lowermost position for releasing said base from said slide means.

7. A cylindrical container having an open end and an end wall, a cylindrical cosmetic device having a base and cosmetic, said cosmetic device fitting in said container with the cosmetic projecting towards said end wall and Said base having a fluid tight sliding t in the open end of saidcontainer, said cosmetic device being freely slidable, base foremost, from a position inside of said container outwardly through said open end, and a bleed hole in said end wall for controlling movement of said device out of said container through said open end when said container is inverted.

S. A cylindrical container according to claim 7, 4said open end of said container having a shoulder, said base having at one end thereof a portion fitting on said shoulder and supporting the cosmetic in spaced relation from the end wall of said container, a cap fitting in said open end of said container, said cap lhaving a skirt fitting on another portion of said base and acting to sandwich said base between said skirt and said shoulder.

9. A cylindrical container having an open end and an end wall, a cylindrical cosmetic device having a base and cosmetic, said cosmetic device fitting in said container with the cosmetic projecting towards said end wall and said base slidably fitting in the open end of said container; said cosmetic device being freely slidable, base foremost, from a position inside of said container outwardly through said open end, said open end of said container having a shoulder, said base having at one end thereof a portion fitting on said shoulder and supporting the cosmetic in spaced relation from the end wall of said container, a cap tting in said open end of said container, said cap having a skirt fitting on another portion of said base and acting to sandwich said base between said skirt and said shoulder.

l0. A rell container having an open end and an end wall, a socket in said open end, a cosmetic device having a base fitting in said socket with said base facing outermost, said base tting in said socket with an airtight sliding t, said end wall having a bleed hole controlling release of said cosmetic device from said open end with its said base foremost, said base having a cosmetic stick supported in spaced relation from said end wall by said socket, said container having a cap removably holding said base in said socket.

1l. Two cylindrical containers each having an open end, said ends iitting in telescopic relation, one of said containers having a reciprocating drive, the other container being a storage container, a rell having a free sliding tit from one of said containers to the other, each of said containers having a manual operating means for releasing said refill to freely slide into the other container, and magnetic means for automatically coupling said refill to said drive when said rell slides into said one container.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification401/63, 401/86, 401/77, 401/DIG.100
International ClassificationA45D40/02, A45D40/14, A45D40/06
Cooperative ClassificationA45D40/06, A45D40/02, Y10S401/01, A45D40/14
European ClassificationA45D40/02, A45D40/14, A45D40/06